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Baker Beach in SF: Monthly Beach Cleanup

Join the  Surfrider Foundation and green team members from Wells Fargo, Autodesk and happy local San Francisco beach-lovers for a beach cleanup at San Francisco’s Baker Beach.  It’s a monthly event, take a look at their calendar. Baker Beach is near the Presidio, with awesome views of the Golden Gate bridge. Bring a group, carpool, have a great outing and do some good!

The next great event:

World Ocean Day – San Francisco Bay Area
Wed, June 8, 12am – Thu, June 9, 12am

This cleanup is a monthly event, schools come out, moms and kids, folks with dogs all hoist a bucket and walk the beach and dunes picking up trash, keep plastics from being consumed by sea animals and showing we all care about our ocean.

More about Autodesk: they have a great free museum!

More about  San Francisco Surfrider

The San Francisco chapter of the Surfrider Foundation consists of over 1,200 members throughout the Bay Area. We are surfers, windsurfers, dog walkers, environmentalists, fishermen and more. Many members of Surfrider are organized into sub-committees; many are involved with other organizations; and many act on their own when they find the time.

Our chapter consists entirely of volunteers looking to make a difference. We are an organized group, and together with other non-profit, government and private organizations, we can and do effect change in our local area.

Learn more at Surfrider.org.

News from Surfrider

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION KICKS OFF “RAPTOBER”

Group Dedicates Entire Month Toward Rising Above Plastics

San Clemente, CA (October 2, 2012) – This week the Surfrider Foundation and Rusty are excited to kick off the 2nd annual “Raptober” celebration. This month-long effort seeks to educate and inspire the public to eliminate plastic waste from our oceans, waves and beaches.

“Each year millions of seabirds, fish and marine mammals die due to ingestion of, or entanglement in plastic,” says Bill Hickman, Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics Program Coordinator. “By dedicating the entire month of October toward educating the public on the effects of marine plastics, we hope to jump start their desire to reduce their own personal plastic footprints and the amount of litter reaching our seas.”

As part of its Raptober celebration the Surfrider Foundation be holding its 2nd Annual “One Foot at a Time” Plastic Cleanup Challenge. This unique contest challenges participants to collect one square foot of trash from their beach or community, then use that material to create a unique mosaic sculpture using any of the five downloadable templates on the Foundation’s Raptober event website. Surfrider Foundation will then judge photo submissions of the sculptures. Top submissions will win a host of cool gear from Rusty, including a new Rusty surfboard.

Surfrider Foundation will also offer a Raptober membership special. From October 15-19th, those who join or renew their Surfrider Foundation membership for $30 will receive a special recycled plastic wallet or pocketbook from The People’s Movement. These designer pieces are handcrafted from up-cycled plastic bags collected off beaches and areas around Bali. Each wallet or pocketbook is a unique one-of-a-kind piece. Supplies are limited, so be sure and order early.

For more information on Surfrider Foundation’s Raptober event, including information on One Foot at a Time and our Raptober membership special, please go to www.raptober.org.

VOTE with your DOLLARS~ what YOU spend money on really counts, with corporations and government. What you spend your ENERGY on, really counts with your community. Get out there and make a difference!   – editor

About Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org

About Rusty
Rusty is a brand with its roots firmly planted in the pursuit of the surfing lifestyle. By 1984, Rusty Preisendorfer had already established himself as a young legend in the surfboard-shaping world. When the Rusty brand officially launched in 1985, there were few people who didn’t recognize the R-dot logo on surfboards across the globe. With the initial goal of making the best surfboards on the planet, it soon became clear that the tremendous demand for Rusty boards and recognition of the name would easily translate to apparel. What began with t-shirts quickly grew into a comprehensive collection driven by authentic surf roots, progressive product, edgy style, and the signature R-dot.

Decades later, Rusty continues to be an iconic brand in surf culture, featuring a product mix for guys and girls that includes boardshorts, hoodies, tees, knits, dresses and accessories; all available at leading surf shops worldwide. Inspired by art, fashion, music and design, Rusty delivers surf products that represent the classic, casual beach lifestyle defined by the risk-taking spirit and irreverence of today’s youth. Learn more at www.rusty.com.